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Whenever anyone talks about Penang food, we always refer to the island. However, there are still some hidden gems on the other side of Penang Bridge, Butterworth. The Lean Gaik Hokkien Mee House at Chai Leng Park is one of such places.

Loh Mee at Penang Butterworth
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The distinction between Hokkien Mee (better known as Prawn Mee in KL) and Loh Mee is the soup. Loh Mee uses the thick and heavy soup made with lotsa flour, while Hokkien Mee comes with somewhat clear soup.

This kopitiam serves both Hokkien Mee and Loh Mee but nothing else. What sets this establishment apart from the others is the variety of “extras” you can add in to your particular bowl of noodle. Including roast pork, pork ribs, pork leg, mantis shrimp, prawn, fish ball, and hard boiled egg.

I had the Loh Mee with rosted pork and pork ribs added. Would have preferred mantis prawn but they ran out of those. The also have chili paste and garlic on the table, saves you the trip to the stall to ask for more if you’re a chili happy person, or if u’re like Galvin the Chow Ah Beng who can’t have enough garlic.

While it might not be the absolute best Loh Mee that I had (there’s a stall nearby the old temple in Penang that I thought was better), it was certainly still very very good, especially with the extra ingredients you can add. I would recommend it to anyone who eats non-halal food.

Address:
50, Lebuh Kurau 3, Chai Leng Park,
13700, Prai, Penang

GPS: 5.385470, 100.392337
Tel: 04-399 1680

Discuss : KY eats – Lean Gaik Loh Mee, Butterworth, Penang

  1. [...] Now as opposed to the more common roasted duck rice, this place serves the Lou Ngap (that’s in Cantonese). Instead of roasted, the duck is cooked in a thick gravy with lotsa flour, much like Loh Mee style. [...]

  2. [...] I ordered the Lam Mee with thin noodle and mee hun, while Kenneth had the more traditional version with the thicker noodle. The dish basically resembles Loh Mee (卤面) in Penang, like the famous outlet in Chai Leng Park, Penang. The biggest difference being the chili paste provided, Loh Mee usually comes with the Prawn Mee style chili paste and finely chopped garlic, while Lam Mee here comes with a thinner, but spicier chili paste. [...]

  3. [...] The restaurant (kopitiam set up) serves several dishes, with illustrated menu to aid the selection process for the uninformed. Naturally I have to try the clay pot fish paste noodle, the other noobs had the dry version of fish paste noodle and the lam mee (something similar to loh mee). We also ordered extra dumplings and fish balls to share. [...]

  4. [...] noodle. The dish basically resembles Loh Mee (卤面) in Penang, like the famous outlet in Chai Leng Park, Penang. The biggest difference being the chili paste provided, Loh Mee usually comes with the Prawn Mee [...]

  5. octopusmum

    HI Ky
    chanced upon your blog when i am looking for food in Butterworth. will be visiting penang next week and on my way back to KL via ferry, thinking of having lunch at Butterworth. May i know if this shop ie Lean Gaik Loh Mee still operates at the address you have included in the post? also do they operate during lunch time on a daily basis? is it located near the ferry terminal?
    thks
    regards
    octopusmum

  6. octopusmum,
    I believe they’re still operating from the same place. You can always give them a call. ;)

  7. octopusmum

    HI KY

    thks..btw, thks to your comprehensive listing of restaurants in kl, i am able to pick some to try out for my coming trip!
    regards

  8. octopusmum,
    You’re welcome. :D

  9. [...] those are just the condiments, the prawn mee was easily the best I had since Lian Gaik at Butterworth, Penang. The perfect soup with prawn, kangkung, mee hun + mee, and most importantly, [...]

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